1. Being an important flavonoid compound, beta carotene has powerful antioxidant functions, helps the body scavenge free radicals, thereby limiting the damage to cell membranes, DNA and protein structures in the cell.
2. Research studies suggest that dietary intake of foods high in β -carotene has positive association with decreased risk of cardio-vascular disease as well as oral cavity, and lung cancers.
3. When converted to vitamin A in the intestines it has all the functions of vitamin A such as visual cycle, reproduction (sperm production), maintenance of epithelial functions, growth and development.